Catalog No. 531

Pottery, etched and relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

“Wie treu in alten Sitten, gerecht in That und Werk,
liegt nicht in Deutschlands Mitten mein liebes Nürenberg.”

(How true to old customs, correct in deed and work,
lies, in the middle of Germany, my dear Nuremberg.)

The text on this stein appears to be a corruption of dialog sung in Act 3, Scene 1 of Richard Wagner’s opera Die Meistersing von Nürnberg. The first line as found in the Meistersinger libretto reads: “Wie friedsam treuer Sitten, getrost in Tat und Werk…” (How peacefully with its staunch customs, contented in deed and work…). The remaining text on the stein matches that from the Meistersinger exactly.

Price Range: $175-$250

HR 531
HR 531

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